EWU’s Cooper Kupp named to another All-America first team

Eastern Washington wide receiver Cooper Kupp was announced as a member of The Sports Network’s All-America first team on Tuesday. With the TSN honor Kupp has now been named to four All-America first teams (American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press and College Sports Madness) for … Read more

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Eastern Washington football team loses 20 seniors but has experience returning

The Eastern Washington football team said goodbye last weekend to 20 seniors, including 10 starters. The Eagles will lose starters at three positions on offense, five on defense and two on special teams. That’s a lot, until you consider that many of those players shared time with underclassmen. Read more

Eastern Washington football players will miss most their times together this season

If Eastern Washington’s football fans were burdened this year by high expectations, it seldom weighed on the players. After the season ended Saturday, senior captain Dylan Zylstra said the biggest disappointment wouldn’t be the end of the season, but instead “the great times I’ve had with this group of brothers.” Read more

Adams awaits Payton verdict

Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. can’t wait to get back to work, especially after his Eagles were eliminated Saturday from the FCS playoffs. “The offseason is right around the corner, we’re going to work our butts off and work for Oregon next year,” Adams said after Eastern’s 59-46 loss to Illinois State. EWU opens at Eugene next season. Read more

John Rodgers, father of EWU’s Jake Rodgers, condition remains critical

John Rodgers, the father of Eastern Washington offensive lineman Jake Rodgers, was still in critical condition at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center’s ICU cardio unit, it was confirmed Sunday night. The elder Rodgers was stricken in the Roos Field stands at EWU during the Eagles’ FCS playoff game Saturday afternoon against Illinois State. Read more

Illinois State quarterback Tre Roberson leads Redbirds to FCS quarterfinal at Roos Field in Cheney

Vernon Adams Jr. is a Walter Payton Award finalist, but he wasn’t even the best quarterback at Roos Field on Saturday. Illinois State junior Tre Roberson was even better than advertised, keeping the Eagles defense off-balance all afternoon as the Redbirds claimed a 59-46 win in the Football Championship Subdivision quarterfinals. Read more

Illinois State takes down EWU in FCS quarterfinal

When push came to shove Saturday, the Eastern Washington football team was knocked flat on its back. Read more

Eastern, Illinois State set to rehash 2012 quarterfinal

Eastern Washington and Illinois State left an indelible impression on each other two years ago. In a clash of playing styles, the Eagles were battered and the Redbirds torched before Beau Baldwin’s crew emerged with a 51-35 FCS quarterfinal win. Read more

EWU long snapper Cory Alcantar found centered approach to life

It was a snap decision. In the summer of 2011, Cory Alcantar was fresh out of high school, a boy among men trying out for the offensive line at Riverside Community College near Los Angeles. Read more

EWU long snapper Cory Alcantar found centered approach to life

It was a snap decision. In the summer of 2011, Cory Alcantar was fresh out of high school, a boy among men trying out for the offensive line at Riverside Community College near Los Angeles. Read more

Marshaun Coprich, Tre Roberson carry weight for Illinois State

They don’t exactly spread the wealth in the Illinois State backfield, and the Redbirds may be richer for it. ISU is 11-1 partly because it habitually puts the ball in the hands of two of the most talented players in the Football Championship Subdivision in running back Marshaun Coprich and quarterback Tre Roberson. Read more

EWU football: Redbirds put their trust in dangerous duo

They don’t exactly spread the wealth in the Illinois State backfield, and the Redbirds may be richer for it. Read more

Freshmen stepped up on Eagles’ defensive line

Three months after being thrown in to the fire, Eastern Washington’s young defensive linemen are putting the heat on opposing offenses. And they’re making their coaches look pretty smart in the process: the Eagles are deep into the playoffs partly because the new guys are no longer out of their depth. Read more

Freshmen stepped up on Eagles’ defensive line

Three months after being thrown in to the fire, Eastern Washington’s young defensive linemen are putting the heat on opposing offenses. Read more

Montana’s healthy quarterback, Jordan Johnson, should give Eastern all it can handle

The quarterback is healthy now, more mobile and playing some of his best football when it matters most. And we’re not talking only about Vernon Adams Jr. of Eastern Washington. Read more

EWU’s fortunes tied directly to Quincy Forte, the ‘Energizer Bunny’

The playoffs are here and Quincy Forte still has that look. That give-me-the-ball look, the one Forte has worn all season, through the highs and lows of his senior season at Eastern Washington. Read more

EWU coach Beau Baldwin mentioned as strong candidate at Oregon State

As the college football coaching carrousel picked up speed Thursday, Eastern Washington coach Beau Baldwin was mentioned as a candidate at several Football Bowl Subdivision schools. The latest and most plausible is Oregon State, which saw longtime head coach Mike Riley depart for Nebraska on Thursday morning. Within hours, Baldwin’s name was floated as a leading candidate by every major media outlet in the Willamette Valley. Read more